8.3 Using Event Viewer
You can use Event Viewer to perform a number of tasks, including viewing the audit logs that are generated
as a result of setting the audit policy and auditing events. You can also use Event Viewer to view the
contents of security log files and find specific events within log files. Event Viewer has three logs available
• The Application Log, which contains errors, warnings, or information that programs, such as a database
program or an e-mail program, generate. The program developer presets which events to record.
• The Security Log, which contains information about the success or failure of audited events. The events
that Windows Server 2003 records are a result of your audit policy.
• The System Log, which contains errors, warnings, and information that Windows Server 2003 generates.
Windows Server 2003 presets which events to record.